Interfax, Russia
Feb 12 2011


Azerbaijan is not interested in resolving Nagorny Karabakh conflict -
Armenian foreign minister

YEREVAN. Feb 12


Armenian Foreign Minister Edvard Nalbandyan said he doubts that
Azerbaijan is really interested in resolving the Nagorny Karabakh
conflict.

"Azerbaijan is trying to take its internal propaganda to the
international scene and make noise over the conflict, not do the real
work on resolving the issue," Naldandyan told a press conference
referring to the resumption of the activities of the PACE subcommittee
on Karabakh.

Azerbaijan is interested in discussing the Karabakh issue outside the
Minsk OSCE Group format, he said.

"The previous activities by this subcommittee proved ineffective. That
is the reason for our position. That is the difference between the
positions of Armenia and Azerbaijan," Naldandyan said.

The PACE subcommittee on Karabakh resumed its activities in late
January 2011 after a three years' interval. The Armenian delegation
already said it will not take part in the work of this structure.

"We have serious reservations about the process of resumption of the
work by this subcommission. We will not take part in something that
may harm the negotiations on the peaceful settlement of the Nagorny
Karabakh conflict," David Arutyunyan, the head of the Armenian
delegation in PACE, said

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From: A. Papazian